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CLMI Joins AMSP/NAPL/NAQP Member Advantage Discount Program

  A Wide Selection of Health and Safety Training Materials Now Available to Association Members at a Substantial Discount East Rutherford, N.J. (July 30, 2014)―AMSP/NAPL/NAQP is proud to announce that Comprehensive Loss Management, Inc. (CLMI) has become the latest company to join its Member Advantage Discount Program (MADP) and will make a wide selection of its Blueprints for Safety health, safety, and environmental training materials available to association members at …Read More

Graphic Visual Solutions Names Scott J. Rempe Vice President of Sales

NAPL Business Advisory Group’s Nationwide Executive Search Helps Graphic Communications Company Fill Key Management Position East Rutherford, N.J. (July 29, 2014)― Graphic Visual Solutions, Greensboro, N.C., has announced the appointment of Scott J. Rempe as Vice President of Sales. The National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL) Business Advisory Group was retained by the $25 million graphic communications company to help it fill the position and conducted a nationwide search to …Read More


Solution-Oriented Sessions, Live Demos of the Latest Equipment, Products, and Services, Market Specific Networking Events on the Menu for In-Plant Attendees Reston, VA – GRAPH EXPO 14 and the co-located CPP EXPO show, coming September 28 – October 1, 2014 to Chicago’s McCormick Place, will offer In-Plant professionals from corporate, education and government print centers the year’s most comprehensive slate of targeted educational sessions, equipment and services demos, and networking …Read More

Who Buys Signage?

My last blog talked about what happening in the marketplace and why you may want to diversify into signage products and services. In this blog, I want to tell you who’s buying signage? The good news is that the categories who I list who buy may be among your current clients who buy print. Every business needs a sign or two but here are the best types of businesses to …Read More

Run your own race!

Some years ago right after college, I began running competitively.  Up until that point, I disliked running intensely, mostly because it was something my football and basketball coaches made us do to get in shape before the season and to punish us when we made a mistake during practice.  Running just to run?  Are you kidding? But, somehow, I got into it and started running in road races, my very …Read More

Twelve Industry Leaders Named 2014 Inductees To AMSP/NAPL/NAQP Soderstrom Honors Society

Annual AMSP/NAPL/NAQP industry recognition event slated for Sept. 27 at the University of Chicago Downtown Gleacher Center  East Rutherford, N.J. (July 21, 2014)―Twelve graphic communications industry leaders will be inducted into the AMSP/NAPL/NAQP Soderstrom Society at ceremonies in Chicago on Sept. 27. Named for Walter E. Soderstrom, one of the founders of NAPL, the Soderstrom Society is an honors organization that recognizes the contributions of industry leaders, including printing company …Read More

The Investment Worthiness Index

My colleague Howie Fenton and I recently completed Workflow Investment Survey 2014. Over 325 organizations, including both commercial companies and in-plant facilities, participated. The survey was generously sponsored by Xerox. One of the most important issues we investigated was which workflow investments have been most worthwhile and which have been least worthwhile. We learned that the answer is never about the investment alone but also about how well an organization …Read More

Should an M&A Outreach be Done by the Client or by Outside Professionals?

Very often a client has identified 7 to 10 potential companies that they wish to reach out to for prospective acquisitions. Usually they are competitors or companies that a vendor has identified as possibly being up for sale. I tell my clients that they are much better off having an independent third party do the Outreach Program for them. Competitors are very uneasy about sharing information and usually do not …Read More

Duncan, McMahon, and Schultz Join AMSP/NAPL/NAQP Board of Trustees

Advertising, Marketing, and Printing Executives Bring Experience and Insight As the Newest Members of the Association’s Volunteer Board.  East Rutherford, N.J. (July 15, 2014)―AMSP/NAPL/NAQP is pleased to announce the election of three new members to the association’s Board of Trustees: Joe Duncan of Leo Burnett/ARC USA, Chicago, Ill.; Francis McMahon of Canon Solutions America, Boca Raton, Fla.; and Jim Schultz of Great Lakes Integrated, Cleveland, Ohio. AMSP/NAPL/NAQP is the new …Read More

Building One, United Association

By the time this is published, your association team will be well into the seventh month of merger management. Let me take this opportunity to provide you with an update related to the progress we have made and what we see as major items yet to be completed. First, the past seven months have been characterized by a significant amount of work, some visible to you and much “behind the …Read More